The Dazzling Future of 5G Wireless

By Wes Simpson | October 30, 2017

The verdict is in: 5G wireless systems will be all things to all people, allowing incredibly high bandwidths and ultra-low power radios to be used anywhere, all at a fraction of the cost of today’s devices.

Unanticipated Interference After Repack

By Charles W. Rhodes | September 19, 2017

In my April column (“Auction Over, Now Let’s Assess the Damage”), I wrote about the damage in terms of unanticipated (by the FCC) interference to DTV reception after the repacking of the 600 MHz band.

Repack Deadline Passes—More Work Ahead

By Doug Lung | August 21, 2017

The FCC’s July 12 deadline for stations to file Schedule A, the engineering application for their post-repack facility, and Schedule 399, the request for reimbursement for that facility and other associated charges has passed.

Repack Madness

By Doug Lung | April 14, 2017

The FCC has released the Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice and files showing auction results, including stations that gave up their spectrum and those being repacked to another channel.

Repack Complexities Abound

By Doug Lung | February 22, 2017

As I write this, Stage 4 of the reverse auction has ended and it appears likely the UHF broadcast TV band will be reduced to Channels 14–36 (470– 608 MHz).

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